Addressing challenges in addiction treatment and training in Africa

EBUENYI, Ikenna D, CHIKEZIE, Eze Uzoechi and ONYEKA, Ifeoma (2021). Addressing challenges in addiction treatment and training in Africa. African journal of drug and alcohol studies, 20 (2), 159-164.

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Substance use disorder is a major contributor to disability adjusted life year. Globally and especially in Africa there is high treatment gap for substance use disorders (SUDs) and lack of training in addiction psychiatry. This commentary discusses challenges to SUD treatment and training in Africa and offers suggestions to advance the field. Socio-political and health system factors limit the availability of treatment and training of healthcare providers for addiction in Africa. It is essential that governments in Africa prioritise investment in addiction treatment and training to reduce the morbidity and mortality associated with lack of treatment.

Item Type: Article
Page Range: 159-164
SWORD Depositor: Symplectic Elements
Depositing User: Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited: 03 Aug 2023 14:35
Last Modified: 11 Oct 2023 12:31

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